Photo by Greg Trulson
Vermont’s Newest Tree House B&B Sets Grand Opening June 16th
The award-winning Moose Meadow Lodge – an Adirondack style luxury log home B&B on 86 acres in Duxbury, Vermont – will host a grand opening celebration of their new Tree House.
The event will take place on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:00 –4:00 pm as part of the Duxbury B&B Tour. The Tour is one of the events in 2013 celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Duxbury, Vermont. Proceeds will benefit the Duxbury Historical Society – a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the town of Duxbury – located between the foodie mecca of Waterbury and the world-class ski areas of the Mad River Valley.
The Moose Meadow Tree House will be the newest addition to the international trend of tree house hotels and to a growing number of luxury accommodations known as “glamping” or glamorous camping. “It’s camping without roughing it,” says co-owner Greg Trulson. The 2-story Tree House comes equipped with an electric fireplace and high-speed WiFi Internet. Although there is no plumbing, guests may use bathroom facilities in the main lodge and will have access to a local fitness center for shower and exercise facilities. “We asked guests what was more important -plumbing or WiFi – and they said ‘WiFi.’ Trulson added.”
Supported by two mature pine trees and overlooking the pond at Moose Meadow, the 450-square-foot Tree House features a wrap-around deck, a living room, a second-story bedroom with balcony, 24 windows, custom-made antler light fixtures, trees and branches from the property and other locally-sourced materials.
The Tree House was designed by its owners, Greg Trulson and Willie Docto, along with lead contractor Eyrich Stauffer of Stauffer Woodworking in Montpelier, Vermont.The platform of the Tree House was built by students of Yestermorrow – a design/build school in Waitsfield, Vermont – as part of their tree house building curriculum. The house was built by a team of skilled craftspeople of Stauffer Woodworking.Interior lighting fixtures made of moose antlers and deer antlers were handcrafted by Ken Kenia of Mad River Antlers in Warren, Vermont.
Tickets for the Duxbury B&B Tour are $10 and include tours and refreshments at three other inns.
More information about Moose Meadow Lodge can be found at www.moosemeadowlodge.com. Information and tickets for the Duxbury B&B Tour can be found at www.duxbury250.com.